I'm not much of a Christmas man, but I can appreciate the Christmas music side project. There's something magical about the effort artists exhibit in curating their own Christmas EP, which is often a elevation and a departure. Wanted to shine a light today down on The Oh Hellos who I came to appreciate following Newport Folk Festival this year. Their new Christmas record is a family record -- and therefore, much more traditional that my usual fare, but therein lies the heart of a truly gifted band..
Maggie and Tyler Heath, the core of The Oh Hellos, are sibling composers whose talents and voices have acted as magnets, drawing a group of as many as 11 musicians to the studio and on stage to join them in crafting an extraordinary sound. On stage the result is at one moment intimate, the next explosive and triumphant, leaving fans in breathless bliss.